A credit card fraud case could put suspended Florida football players behind bars.
According to The Read Optional, the nine football players who are facing allegations of having misused school funds could be arrested as early as the end of this week on charges of felony grand theft.
Florida head coach Jim McElwain and athletic director Scott Stricklin have yet to provide any specifics on the case, but the report’s sources shed a little more light on the matter.
“The investigation began back in mid-August when seven players were suspended indefinitely from team activities for purchasing electronic items with their school debit cards, selling them for cash, then claiming the cards as stolen.”
The seven players repaid the lost money, but it did not reach the total. That led the investigation to two more players, star running back Jordan Scarlett and wide receiver Rick Wells.
The other players involved are wide receiver Antonio Callaway, freshman linebacker James Houston, freshman offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort, freshman linebacker Ventrell Miller, redshirt freshman defensive lineman Jordan Smith, junior defensive end Keivonnis Davis, and redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Richerd Desir-Jones.
With or without the nine players, Florida will take on Kentucky at Kroger Field Saturday night at 7:30.